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Messrs. Irving Azoff and Tim Leiweke could use conferences to help Oak View Group, their venue-management company, which collects annual fees from about two dozen arenas in exchange for sponsorships, event booking and other services.
disruption  back-office  sports  live_performances  sponsorships  events  arenas  Tim_Leiweke  entertainment_industry 
april 2017 by jerryking
Why a Music Mogul Is Snapping Up Tiny Trade Magazines
March 19, 2017 | WSJ | By HANNAH KARP.

the music industry is mounting a comeback, one of the most powerful men in the business is snapping up some of its least flashy assets: trade publications.

Music mogul Irving Azoff and a business partner, Tim Leiweke, recently purchased Venues Today, and are in talks to buy Pollstar, people familiar with the matter said. Both outlets cover the live-music business.

Rather than simply trying to pry readers or advertisers from the music industry’s biggest trade magazine, Billboard, the two men are primarily interested in using the magazines to break into the conference business.....The surge of interest in music’s more obscure trades comes as the concert industry continues a long boom and the recorded-music business rebounds after years of declining sales. While magazines and newspapers across the board are generally struggling to compete for advertisers and readers with Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google, industry trades are closely tied to the health of the businesses they cover, with the firms in those industries being their primary advertisers.

Billboard executives view the entrance of Mr. Azoff and Mr. Leiweke into music media not as a threat but as welcome validation of the music industry’s recovery, according to a person familiar with the matter, who added that Billboard’s revenue has increased 86% since 2013....Mr. Azoff is the former executive chairman of the country’s biggest concert promoter, Live Nation Entertainment Inc.; Mr. Leiweke is the former chief executive of Live Nation’s next-largest competitor, Anschutz Entertainment Group.

Messrs. Azoff and Leiweke could use conferences to help Oak View Group, their venue-management company, which collects annual fees from about two dozen arenas in exchange for sponsorships, event booking and other services.

Controlling the concert trades also allows Mr. Azoff to take on Billboard, a publication he has publicly criticized as it broadened its appeal to woo readers and bigger advertisers from outside the music industry.
music_industry  mergers_&_acquisitions  the_Eagles  M&A  trade_publications  back-house_opportunities  Tim_Leiweke  music  magazines  moguls  concerts  live_music  live_performances 
march 2017 by jerryking
Replacing MLSE CEO Tim Leiweke will not be an easy task - The Globe and Mail
JAMES BRADSHAW AND CHRISTINE DOBBY
The Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, Aug. 21 2014
Tim_Leiweke  MLSE  CEOs 
august 2014 by jerryking
MLSE looking for new CEO after Leiweke confirms plans to leave - The Globe and Mail
GREGORY STRONG
TORONTO — The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, Aug. 21 2014,
CEOs  MLSE  Tim_Leiweke  departures 
august 2014 by jerryking
Kelly: The future looks bleak for MLSE – and all its teams -
Aug. 21 2014 | The Globe and Mail |CATHAL KELLY.

After a couple of days of pointedly time-sensitive denials, the news that Tim Leiweke is leaving as president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment...Mr. Leiweke brought two things that cannot be pulled from the air by a new CEO, regardless of how competent – connections and a single-minded drive to put his personal stamp on every part of a business.
Tim_Leiweke  Toronto_Maple_Leafs  CEOs  MLSE  Drake  managing_up  sports  Cathal_Kelly  entertainment 
august 2014 by jerryking
MLSE hires Tim Leiweke as president, CEO -
April 27, 2013 | The Globe and Mail | David Shoalts
sports  MLSE  appointments  CEOs  Tim_Leiweke 
may 2013 by jerryking

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